Extension Associate (Fish Health) – Arkansas

Agency
UAPB Fish Health Inspection Laboratory/ University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Location
Lonoke, Arkansas
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Group health, life and disability insurance; retirement; social security; workers compensation, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, tuition discounts for employee, spouse and children.
Start Date
11/15/2017
Last Date to Apply
10/27/2017
Description
Description: The Aquaculture/Fisheries Center at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has an opening for an Extension Associate (Fish Health) in the UAPB Fish Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Lonoke, Arkansas. The aquaculture industry in Arkansas is the second largest in the United States and is one of the most diverse. Commercial fish farms in Arkansas raise catfish, baitfish, goldfish, sportfish fingerlings, hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass raised as food fish, and fish sold as bio-control agents. Duties and Responsibilities: The Extension Associate works under the supervision of the Extension Fish Health Specialist. Job duties include: Provide vital laboratory and field support for diagnostics and research at the UAPB Fish Health Laboratory in Lonoke. Perform the appropriate diagnostic tests, documentation of results, and keep Extension Specialists informed of all phases of laboratory and field work. Maintain case records for the diagnostic and water quality cases received in the lab, organize and maintain research data, analyze data, write reports, maintain laboratory inventory, supplies, fish holding room and machines.
Qualifications
M.S. in aquaculture, or a similar field, and experience in laboratory and field work associated with fish health. To Apply: A letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and three letters of reference should be sent to: Search Committee for Extension Associate (Fish Health) c/o Human Resources Department University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 1200 N. University Drive Mail Slot 4942
Contact Person
Anita M Kelly, PhD
Contact Phone
501-676-3124
Contact eMail
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